Indianapolis Star publisher: ‘We are not simply a newspaper company anymore’

The Indianapolis Star

The Indianapolis Star is moving to new offices in a downtown mall Sept. 8., leaving a building it has “called home for more than 100 years,” Star Publisher Karen Crotchfelt writes. The Star announced last fall it was moving.

The Star building in 2000. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The Star’s new headquarters will be downtown and “occupy a little more than 100,000 square feet across three floors,” Crotchfelt writes, including “one of the most modern, state-of-the-art newsrooms in the country” featuring a “large mission control-style digital news desk, seating 25 editors and producers.” All departments, including sales, editorial and marketing — will be on the same floor, offering “lots of space for collaboration.”

Crotchfelt says the move is “bittersweet,” but it’s “the right time for a fresh start”:

We are not simply a newspaper company anymore. We are a modern media company with a broad portfolio of products for consumers and local businesses. …

Our purpose has not changed. We come to work to serve our community. But the way we do so has changed dramatically and will continue to change.

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  • News_Maven

    Crotchfelt = The Fault in our Star

  • canardnoir

    But will they continue to print? Some others have already slowed the presses and cut staff in the wake of the digital media explosion.